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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 2 km SSW of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.392S, -66.3451WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Vega Alta in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:37:30 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16010000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16010000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.3451° West, 18.392° North, depth 108 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 01:37:30 / January 10, 2016 @ 1:37 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guánica, Ceiba, Sabana Grande. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km SSW of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3451° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSW of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-10 01:37:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 03:57:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1940361 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154.8 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16010000 Id of event.
Event Code 16010000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16010000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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